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Mar 21, 2019
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THE FRATERNITY ON LAKE STREET "Enighet – Jämlikhet – Bröderskap – Framåtskridande" The Gustavus II Adolphus Society was founded June 11, 1886 to create a community for Swedish men. Naming their group after a well-loved king of Sweden, the founding twelve members created a program of debates, lectures, music, singing and athletics; in exchange for a membership fee of $1, brothers were eligible to receive sick benefits at a time when employers did not provide health...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Lydia Hedberg
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Mar 21, 2019
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Dania Hall was a cultural center and performing arts space in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. Completed in 1886, the building was destroyed by an accidental fire in 2000 at the outset of an extensive renovation project.  A multi-purpose facility, Dania Hall served as a gathering place for Danes, Swedes, Norwegians and the larger community. It hosted banquets, bazaars, concerts, dances, plays and evenings of Scandinavian vaudeville. Carl F. Struck (1842 - 1912) was a...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Hjalmar Peterson, Ted Johnson (bandleader), Scandinavian old-time
Community Audio
Jan 18, 2019
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Charles G. Widdén recordings from the 1910s and 1920s. Columbia, Edison and Victor Records. A versatile entertainer, Widdén performed as a juggler, cartoonist, comedian and singer. All but a few of the playlist songs are of a humorous nature.  ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Widdén https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lars_Bondeson https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Axel_Engdahl https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustaf_Fröding https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodor_Larsson...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Charles G. Widden
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Oct 27, 2018
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On the evening of July 14, 1922 Eleonora and Ethel Olson performed on radio station WAAL, a media outlet owned by the Minneapolis Tribune newspaper. The studio recordings in this collection are a partial recreation of the program: solos, duets and spoken word. Missing songs and stories have been replaced by appropriate recordings from the Olson Sisters' discography. ARTICLE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleonora_and_Ethel_Olson OLSON SISTERS CONCERT COMPANY Eleonora Olson, mezzo-soprano Ethel...
Topics: 78rpm, American songs, Norwegian songs, Olson Sisters, Scandinavian female singers, Snoose Boulevard
Community Audio
Aug 14, 2018
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Bert and Anna Leman were Swedish entertainers, who toured the United States in the late 1920s. Bert Leman recorded eight songs for Victor Records in 1928, including “Josefin Med Symaskin” (Josephine With The Sewing Machine) with lyrics by Skånska Lasse. Leman’s American songbook had songs by Emil Norlander, Svarta Masken and  Jules Sylvain as well. The slim volume included Skånska Lasse’s “Bonnjazz” and stated that Anna Leman had performed the song throughout America to...
Topics: 78 rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, comic singers, Bert Leman
Community Audio
Aug 8, 2018
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Gustaf Fröding (1860 – 1911) is considered one of  Sweden's greatest poets. His lyrics combine formal virtuosity with a sympathy for the ordinary, the neglected and the downtrodden. His texts have been especially popular when set to music. Songs, stories and poems by Gustaf Fröding. Recorded or published in America by Fred Carlsten, Ragnar Hasselgren, Sam Ljungkvist, Oscar Lundberg, Joel Mossberg, Elis Olson-Ellis, Hjalmar Peterson, Torkel Scholander, Charles G. Widdén, Carsten Woll and...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Hjalmar Peterson,...
Community Audio
Aug 3, 2018
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Immigrant songs from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Christian_Andersen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bjørnstjerne_Bjørnson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fredrik_August_Dahlgren https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustaf_Fröding https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Hasselgren https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calle_Lindström https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Mossberg...
Topics: 78 rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Danish songs, Finnish songs, Norwegian songs, Swedish songs
Community Audio
Jul 10, 2018
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Immigrant songs from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustaf_Fröding https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jödde_i_Göljaryd https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodor_Larsson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Myrberg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Peterson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiski_Salomaa PSEUDONYMS Ernest and Clarence Iverson ~  Slim Jim and the Vagabond Kid Theodor Larsson ~  ...
Topics: 78 rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Danish songs, Finnish songs, Norwegian songs, Swedish songs
Community Audio
Jul 4, 2018
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G. Bohman (1882 - 1963) was a Swedish writer, composer, troubadour and lute player. He debuted as a troubadour in 1911. He was active at the Cabaret Gillet in Stockholm in the years around 1920, where among other things he introduced Evert Taube to the public. A native of Gothenburg, Bohman toured the United States during the years 1923 - 1925 and was a guest artist with the Olle i Skratthult Company in 1925. In the American press his last name was sometimes spelled "Bowman". He was...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, G. Bohman
Community Audio
Mar 20, 2018
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From 1923 through 1929 Victor Records released over forty tracks by Hjalmar Peterson and the Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra. In the 1930s it reissued some of them on the company's low-priced Bluebird label. Other Swedish-American artists on the label were Arvid Franzén, Einar Holt, Edwin Jahrl and Eric Olson / Olsen. ARTICLE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Peterson PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — 01-16: Bluebird recordings 17-18: Bluebird cover versions...
Topics: 78rpm, Hjalmar Peterson, Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard
Community Audio
Mar 14, 2018
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The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, also known as the West Bank, was for many years a colorful community with a large population of Scandinavian immigrants. In the late 19th century Cedar Avenue became known as "Snoose Boulevard", a nickname often given to the main street in Scandinavian communities. The term derived from the residents' fondness for snus (snuff), an inexpensive form of tobacco. The Snoose Boulevard Festival was held in the area from 1972 through 1977. The...
Topics: 78rpm, Norwegian songs, Swedish songs, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard, Iverson Brothers,...
Community Audio
Mar 5, 2018
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In 1919 Okeh Records began issuing foreign recordings in the United States on the Odeon label, including some by Gustav Fonandern, Kalle Nämdeman and E. Rolf. The Gramophone Company, the European partner of the American Victor Talking Machine Company, released a number of Calle Lindström’s Swedish recordings on the Victor label. ARTICLES — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Fonandern https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calle_Lindström...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Gustav Fonandern, Calle Lindström, Kalle...
Community Audio
Jan 13, 2018
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Songs from Denmark and neighboring countries. PLAYLIST Tracks 01-43: various artists
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Danish songs
Community Audio
Jan 12, 2018
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A central figure in the Swedish song tradition who remains a powerful influence in Swedish music, as well as in Scandinavian literature, to this day. ARTICLE http://78-varvare.atspace.cc/cmb.htm A songwriter and poet known for his development of a strikingly original form in modern Swedish poetry. ARTICLE http://78-varvare.atspace.cc/birsjo.htm PLAYLIST Tracks 01-11: eighteenth century Tracks 12-14: twentieth century
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs
Community Audio
Nov 5, 2017
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Fredrik August Dahlgren (1816 - 1895) was a Swedish author, playwright and poet. He is best remembered for the song "Å Jänta Å Ja" and the musical drama "Värmlänningarna". Olle i Skratthult was the stage name of Hjalmar Peterson, a Swedish-American entertainer who achieved great success during the 1910s and 1920s.  A native of Värmland, Peterson staged numerous productions of "Värmlänningarna". As the heroine Anna, his wife Olga Lindgren - Peterson would...
Topics: 78rpm, F. A. Dahlgren, Nordic poets, Snoose Boulevard, Song translations, Swedish songs
Community Audio
Oct 29, 2017
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Fyra Glada Gossar (Four Cheerful Chaps) was a Swedish-American quartet consisting of trumpet, clarinet, violin and accordion.  Between 1925 and 1928 it released about twenty songs on the Columbia label. The Danielson Brothers Orchestra was a Minneapolis-based group whose leading members had served an apprenticeship with Olle i Skratthult (Hjalmar Peterson) and included the brothers Oscar, Bertil and Karl Danielson and violinist Ted Johnson. PLAYLIST — See JPEG files for additional...
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard, Ted Johnson (bandleader)
Community Audio
Oct 17, 2017
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Ragnar Hasselgren was a Swedish-born singer and recording artist, who was active on the West Coast during the 1940s and 1950s. Most of his recordings were released by Harmony Music, a Scandinavian-American label based in Berkeley, California. He recorded “Svinnsta Skär” and “From Frisco To The Cape” for Gaare Records of Oakland, California. The Harmony catalog included a wide range of music: sacred, classical, folk, popular, instrumental and comedy. Vocal numbers were sung in Swedish,...
Topics: 78rpm, American songs, Amerikansk skivmärke, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs,...
Community Audio
Oct 4, 2017
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PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — Tracks 01-16: songs from 1961 album Tracks 17-17: bonus song Tracks 18-20: songs from 1959 album Tracks 21-22: songs from 1958 album Tracks 23-23: songs from 1958 Värmland" EP VÄRMLAND SONGS Det var dans bort i vägen Frykdalsdans Nr. 2 Te' dans mä Karlstatösera Å jänta å ja' FROM "THE PEOPLE OF VÄRMLAND" Ack Värmeland du sköna I villande skogen Och gossen gick sig ut FROM 1958 VÄRMLAND EP Takt tu go...
Topics: 78 rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs
Community Audio
Sep 11, 2017
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Eighteen songs recorded by the Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra. Peterson was better known by his stage name of Olle i Skratthult (Olle from Laughtersville). Columbia and Victor always listed Olle under both his real name and his stage name. Some records gave Hjalmar Peterson top billing. Others gave precedence to Olle i Skratthult. Instrumentals were credited to Olle i Skratthults Luffarekapell, Hjalmar Peterson’s Hobo Orchestra and to other similar names. Olle’s band did not appear on the...
Topics: 78rpm, Hjalmar Peterson, Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard
Community Audio
Sep 10, 2017
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Calle Sjöquist was a Swedish-American singer, comedian and recording artist. Based on the East Coast, he was active from 1907 through the 1920s. Between 1919 and 1921 he made over twenty recordings for the Emerson and Columbia labels. During the 1910s he sometimes appeared with Charles G. Widdén, and in 1929 he toured the Midwest with Olle i Skratthult. Sjöquist wrote the lyrics for "Våran Bal" (Our Dance), a Swedish adaptation of Irving Berlin's "Everybody's Doin' It...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, comic singers
Community Audio
Sep 10, 2017
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Cover versions of songs recorded by the Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra and by Hjalmar Peterson. ARTICLE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Peterson PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — Tracks 01-10: HPO songs Tracks 11-19: Hjalmar Peterson songs Tracks 20-22: HPO songs SWEDISH AND ENGLISH SONG TITLES Från Frisco Till Cap (From Frisco To Cape Cod Waltz) Ubåtsvalsen (Submarine Waltz) SWEDISH AND NORWEGIAN SONG TITLES En Böljedans (En Bølgedans) Gråt Inte,...
Topics: 78rpm, Hjalmar Peterson, Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard
Community Audio
Sep 8, 2017
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PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — Tracks 01-29: various artists Tracks 01-03: Eleonora and Ethel Olson songs Tracks 04-08: Florence Bodinoff songs Tracks 13-16: Hymns Tracks 18-25: American songs Tracks 26-26: B. S. Ingemann short story Tracks 27-28: St. St. Blicher short story BROTHER PETERSEN YARNS — Starts at 29:41 — https://archive.org/details/cchis_000033 NOTES Eleonora and Ethel Olson were Norwegian-American entertainers, who were active during the...
Topics: 78 rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Danish songs, Florence Bodinoff, Olson Sisters
Community Audio
Sep 6, 2017
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Olga Lindgren (1896–1986) immigrated to the U.S.A. at the age of 17 and went along with Olle i Skratthult’s traveling theater group as a singer and actress — she played, among other roles, Anna in “Värmlännningarna”. She often wore traditional dress when singing or performing Swedish folk dances on stage. Olga Lindgren married Hjalmar Peterson (Olle i Skratthult) in 1917, but after several years the marriage ended in divorce, and she remarried. “We made recordings of Olle i...
Topics: 78rpm, Hjalmar Peterson, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Scandinavian female singers
Community Audio
Sep 4, 2017
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PLAYLIST Tracks 01-20: various artists "Memories of Sweden", compiled and arranged by Theodore F Ganschow, English lyrics by Olga Paul, (New York: E. B. Marks Music Corp., 1937). TITLE PAGE This volume of songs is dedicated to the old folk from "Gamla Sverige" (Old Sweden), whose hearts are attuned to these melodies of their "Fädernesland" (native country). NOTES "Memories of Sweden" had many songs in common with the 1909 anthology "Songs of...
Topics: 78rpm, Song translations, Swedish songs
Community Audio
Jul 31, 2017
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Six stories by Ethel Olson that were released on the Brunswick, Columbia, Edison and Victor labels. Some were also published in the 1925 book "Yust For Fun" by Eleonora and Ethel Olson. These monologues appeared on multiple labels under a variety of names.     ARTICLE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleonora_and_Ethel_Olson FOREIGN LANGUAGE PRESS SURVEY http://flps.newberry.org/#filters/keyword/Eleonora%20Olson?page=1 https://flps.newberry.org/#filters/keyword/Ethel%20Olson?page=1...
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard, Olson Sisters
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Jul 30, 2017
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The humorous national anthem of Swedish America. PDF file has Swedish, Norwegian and English lyrics. PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — Tracks 01-12: various artists VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvQt-gB7OnM&t=4s ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Hasselgren https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Johnson_(bandleader) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Peterson...
Topics: 78 rpm, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard, Ragnar Hasselgren, Iverson Brothers, Hjalmar...
Community Audio
May 22, 2017
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Ragnar Hasselgren played guitar and sang at Swedish-American clubs in the Bay Area for much of his adult life and recorded nearly two dozen songs in the 1940s and 1950s. His recordings were distributed by Gaare Records of Oakland and Harmony Music of Berkeley. Very little information is available regarding Gaare Records. Its most distinguishing features are its concentration on Scandinavian music and its base in California, much like Harmony Music. One of its chief performers, Ragnar...
Topics: 78rpm, Amerikansk skivmärke, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Ragnar Hasselgren
Community Audio
May 16, 2017
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The Stockholm Cafe in downtown Minneapolis was a popular Swedish-American meeting place in the first half of the 1900s. A longtime tenant of the Knowles Block Building, it moved to a new location in the early 1960s as a consequence of urban renewal. The original appearance of the Knowles Block Building was similar to that of the recently renovated Day Block Building. In the 1930s and 1940s Ted Johnson and his musicians were the house band at the Stockholm Cafe. The humorous song “A Swede...
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard, Scandinavian humor, Ted Johnson (bandleader)
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May 4, 2017
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Gustav Fonandern (1880-1960) was a Swedish singer, who recorded some three hundred songs in the United States and Sweden. SVENSKA PACIFIC TRIBUNEN 12-02-20 The cabaret singer Gustav Fonandern, well known throughout Scandinavia, Germany and England, has chosen to tour the US next spring. After performing for his countrymen on the East Coast, in Chicago and around the Midwest, he hopes to break into the American cabaret scene. And given the great success his uplifting songs and splendid stage...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish male singers, Swedish songs, Gustav Fonandern
Community Audio
May 2, 2017
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Lydia Hedberg (1878-1964) was a Swedish singer, whose stage name was "Bergslagsmor" (Mother of the Mining District). She made three extended tours of the United States between 1921 and 1925. Gustav Fonandern (1880-1960) was a Swedish architect and singer, who spent considerable time in the United States during the 1920s. In 2016 the Minnesota Historical Society opened an online archive of Swedish American newspapers. These historic publications give many accounts of Lydia Hedberg and...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Gustav Fonandern, Lydia Hedberg
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Mar 3, 2017
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E. Rolf songs performed in the United States by Charles G. Widdén, Hjalmar Peterson, the Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra, Gustav Fonandern,  Ragnar Hasselgren, and Calle Sjöquist. Among Swedes who had an impact in America was the recording artist Gustav Fonandern. He was by profession an architect but was active as a singer of ballads and revue songs for almost sixty years. He traveled to the United States many times and toured the Swedish American settlements. Fonandern introduced to the Swedish...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Charles G. Widden, Hjalmar Peterson
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Feb 17, 2017
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Swedish and Swedish-born entertainers in the years 1900-1960. ARTICLES https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnar_Bohman https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elis_Ellis https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvid_Franzen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Hasselgren https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Alfred_Hultman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lapp-Lisa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Mossberg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Sundquist https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Widdén SWEDISH AMERICAN...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard, Svenska psalmer, Swedish songs
Community Audio
Feb 10, 2017
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Charles G. Widdén recorded over two dozen dance songs for Columbia and Victor Records. The songwriters included Irving Berlin, Adolf Englund, David Hellström, Emil Norlander, Theodor Pinet, Ernst Rolf and Göran Svenning. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Widdén https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Göran_Svenning_and_David_Hellström PLAYLIST Tracks 01-30: Charles G. Widdén Tracks 31-31: Gustav Fonandern Tracks 32-33: Lydia Hedberg IMAGE 01 — Nordstjernan January 28, 1916 — An...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Charles G. Widden
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Jan 17, 2017
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Charles G. Widdén (1874-1933) was a Swedish-born singer and comedian, who performed regularly in Worcester, Massachusetts and New York City during the years 1900 - 1920 and achieved national prominence through his numerous recordings. Although a well-known entertainer, Widdén was primarily employed in industrial and commercial occupations. Hjalmar Peterson (1886-1960) was a singer and comedian from Sweden, who enjoyed great popularity during the 1910s and 1920s.  A full-time entertainer for...
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Jan 16, 2017
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Eighteen sides recorded by Charles G. Widdén. As advertised in "Svenska Amerikanska Posten" in 1923 and 1924. "Svenska Amerikanska Posten" (the Swedish American Post) was published weekly in Minneapolis from 1885 until 1940. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustaf_Fröding https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emil_Norlander https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Göran_Svenning_and_David_Hellström https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Widdén PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Charles G. Widden
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Nov 24, 2016
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Charles G. Widdén was a Swedish-American entertainer, who regularly performed in Worcester, Massachusetts and New York City during the years 1900 - 1920. He appeared at many types of events: choral concerts, theatrical productions, dances, bazaars, picnics and even wrestling matches. PDF FILE 05 — Nordstjernan February 14, 1907 — In 1903 Charles G. Widdén returned to Sweden, the land of his birth. While there he gave several performances, including one at a folk park in Malmö. The...
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard, Charles G. Widden
Cratediggers
Nov 6, 2016
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Twenty sides recorded by Charles G. Widdén. As advertised by Chicago record stores in 1915 and 1917. The manager of the North-Western Talking Machine Co. was a Swede named Edwin E. Peterson. A. T. Forsen & Son billed itself as "Chicago’s only Swedish Victor dealership". PLAYLIST — See PDF file for Swedish and English lyrics — Tracks 01-23: Charles G. Widdén except where noted ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustaf_Fröding...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Nordic poets, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Charles G....
Cratediggers
Nov 4, 2016
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Swedish composer whose music was very popular from the 1920s through the 1940s. In America his songs were recorded by Fred Carlsten, Arvid Franzen, George Hultgren, Eddie Jahrl, Ted Johnson and the Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra. They also appeared in the songbooks of Hjalmar Peterson and Bert Leman. ARTICLE https://sok.riksarkivet.se/sbl/Presentation.aspx?id=12600 DISCOGRAPHIES http://78-varvare.atspace.cc/stihan.htm http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/19240/Sylvain_Jules_composer...
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian old-time, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs
Cratediggers
Oct 21, 2016
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Swedish novelist, poet and composer. Although counted among the Swedish proletarian authors, his works are not limited to that genre. A translator of Rudyard Kipling and Charles Baudelaire into Swedish, his own poetry with its naturalist mysticism and religious themes enjoys a broad popularity among the Swedish people. PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for lyrics and background information — Tracks 01-21: various artists MELODIES BY ANDERSSON Brooklandsvägen (The Brookland Road) Jungman...
Topics: Song translations, Swedish literature, Swedish poems, Swedish songs
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Oct 8, 2016
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Norwegian songs recorded in America by Nathalie Hansen, Louise Homer, Clarence Iverson, Eleonora and Ethel Olson, Aalrud Tillisch, August Werner and Carsten Woll. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Homer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleonora_and_Ethel_Olson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carsten_Woll PLAYLIST — See PDF file for English lyrics and background information — Tracks 01-18: various artists JPEG FILES...
Topics: 78rpm, Norwegian singers, Norwegian songs, Snoose Boulevard, Song translations
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Sep 23, 2016
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Songs of the sea from the repertoires of Charles G. Widdén, Gustav Fonandern, Hjalmar Peterson and Ragnar Hasselgren. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Fonandern https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Hasselgren https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Peterson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Widdén PLAYLIST — See PDF files and JPEG files for lyrics — Tracks 01-29: various artists Tracks 01-04: Charles G. Widdén Tracks 05-06: Gustav Fonandern Tracks 07-12: recorded in...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Gustav Fonandern, Ragnar Hasselgren, Hjalmar Peterson,...
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Sep 19, 2016
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Ida Gawell-Blumenthal (1869-1953) was a Swedish author, storyteller and singer, who performed in folk costume and was known as "Delsbostintan" (The Girl from Delsbo). In 1908 she toured Swedish America and wrote of her experiences in the book "Stintans Amerikafärd" (Stintan's Trip to America). PLAYLIST — See PDF and JPEG files for song lyrics and background information — Tracks 01-05: From the repertoire of Delsbostintan ARTICLE...
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian female singers, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Sep 19, 2016
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Lydia Hedberg (1878-1964) was a Swedish singer, who performed in folk costume and was known as "Bergslagsmor" (Mother of the Mining District). A talented vocalist, she had a repertoire that ranged from Gustaf Fröding, Jeremias i Tröstlösa and Wilhelm von Braun to Svarta Masken and Ragnar Åkerblom. Hedberg contributed to the Swedish-American song repertoire during three extended tours of the United States made between 1921 and 1925. While on her longest tour she gave 50 concert...
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Cratediggers
Jul 18, 2016
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Translator of Robert W. Service and Joe Hill Songwriter for Ernst Rolf and Karl Gerhard Poet, translator and author Joe Hill biographer ORIGINAL LYRICS AND TRANSLATIONS — See PDF files for song texts and background information — Tracks 01-32: various artists Tracks 06-07: sailor songs Tracks 11-11: anti-war song Tracks 13-13: temperance song Tracks 14-14: bonus track Tracks 15-23: Joe Hill Tracks 25-31: Prospector Poems Tracks 32-32: bonus track ROBERT W. SERVICE LYRICS...
Topics: Swedish songs, Joe Hill songs, labor movement
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Jan 30, 2016
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Arvid Paulson (1888-1977) was an author, translator and actor. Born in Helsingborg, Sweden, he immigrated to the United States in 1904. Though he performed in many plays written by Strindberg and Ibsen, he is perhaps best known as a translator of their work. Between 1912 and 1916 Paulson released six spoken word pieces on the Columbia and Edison labels. Three of them were written by well-known Swedish and Finnish authors. “Kärlekens Besvärlighet” (Love's Difficulty), performed by Paulson...
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Dec 9, 2015
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A Scandinavian American Christmas and related topics. PLAYLIST Tracks 01-18: various artists ARTICLES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clellan_Card  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Stewart http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_G._Widdén
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Dec 2, 2015
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PLAYLIST Tracks 01-56: various artists NOTES Lyrics by Dan Andersson, Carl Michael Bellman, Frans G. Bengtsson, Gustaf Fröding, Erik Axel Karlfeldt, Ture Nerman, J. L. Runeberg, Birger Sjöberg and Zacharias Topelius. The Finnish authors Runeberg and Topelius, who wrote in Swedish, were also popular in Sweden. Translations by Locock, Stork and others can be found in the PDF files. PDF FILE FRÖDING ARTICLE The North American Review Volume 204. December 01, 1916.
Topics: 78rpm, Song translations, Finnish songs, Swedish songs
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Oct 3, 2015
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PLAYLIST Tracks 01-43: various artists
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Sep 20, 2015
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Anna Krook (1850-1926) was a Finnish educator and author. Her translations of Swedish and Finnish poetry appeared in several collections published between 1904 and 1926. PLAYLIST Tracks 01-07: various artists NOTES Olga Gummerus-Ehrström (1876-1938) was a Finnish artist, who sometimes signed her work as "Olli Ehrström". Anna Krook translated "Vårt Land" as "Our Land". The national anthem of Finland, it is known as "Maamme" in Finnish. IMAGES Files...
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Cratediggers
Sep 13, 2015
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Tom Fletcher (1914 - 1995) was a British academic, who for many years was a senior lecturer of English at the University of Regensburg in Bavaria. He was also a translator of German, Swedish and Finnish songs, whose lyrics appeared in songbooks and on recordings issued between 1959 and 1983. PLAYLIST Tracks 01-26: various artists Tracks 19-22: Four Bellman and Taube songs in Swedish Tracks 23-26: Four Bellman and Taube songs in translation NOTES Tracks 23, 25 and 26 are abridged.
Topics: Finnish songs, Swedish songs, Song translations
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Aug 29, 2015
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PLAYLIST Tracks 01-38: various artists ARTICLE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Allwood
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Aug 1, 2015
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Norwegian recordings by contemporaries of the Olson Sisters. There are two songs with lyrics by the poet Vilhelm Krag: "Im Kahne" and "The Mother Sings". ARTICLES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleonora_and_Ethel_Olson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilhelm_Krag SELECTED DISCOGRAPHIES http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/28192/Hansen_Nathalie_vocalist_soprano_vocal http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/12626/Lindgren_Lydia_vocalist_soprano_vocal...
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Aug 1, 2015
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Ernest and Clarence Iverson were popular radio personalities in the Midwest during the 1930s and 1940s. Ernest (1903–1958) was known as Slim Jim. His brother Clarence (1905-1990) was the Vagabond Kid. Together they performed an eclectic mix of music ranging from country western and Tin Pan Alley to gospel hymns and Scandinavian ballads. The Iverson Brothers published songbooks in 1931, 1937 and 1939. The 1937 songbook had an advertisement for Hamlins Wizard Oil on the back cover. The 1939...
Topics: 78rpm, American songs, Iverson Brothers, Norwegian songs, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard
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Jul 18, 2015
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Vilhelm Krag (1871-1933) was a Norwegian poet, whose lyrics were set to music by Agathe Backer-Grøndahl, Edvard Grieg, Erkki Melartin, Ture Rangström, Christian Sinding and others. In America his songs were performed by Florence Bodinoff, George Hamlin, Nathalie Hansen, Eleonora Olson, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Aalrud Tillisch and Carsten Woll. Eleonora Olson recorded "O Herre" for Victor Records and "Og Jeg Vil Ha Mig En Hjertenskjær" for Brunswick Records. She also...
Topics: 78rpm, Norwegian songs, Scandinavian female singers, Snoose Boulevard, Florence Bodinoff
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Jul 17, 2015
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Known as the father of bondkomik (rustic humor), Jödde i Göljaryd (1855–1900) was a beloved storyteller, whose folk humor and songs dominated popular culture in Sweden during the 1890s. The entertainer, whose real name was Karl Petter Rosén, was famous for his stone – Jödde’s Stone – which can still be seen at the open-air museum of Skansen in Stockholm's Djurgården park. 1893 was the year he began performing at Skansen with every manner of story and anecdote, often in the dialect...
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Jul 17, 2015
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Lars Bondeson (1865-1908) was the stage name of Carl Jansson-Öhlin, who was one of the founders of Swedish bondkomik (rustic humor). Born in Örebro in 1865, he was a singer, storyteller, lyricist and music publisher. His songbooks were a major influence on countless entertainers in Sweden and America. His songs were recorded in the US by Gustav Fonandern, Joel Mossberg, Olle i Skratthult and Charles G. Widdén. In addition a few of Bondeson's own recordings were re-released by Edison Records....
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Lars Bondeson, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs
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Jul 16, 2015
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Thorstein Skarning (1888-1939) was a Norwegian-born musician and bandleader, who toured the Upper Midwest for over two decades and was a Twin Cities radio personality in the 1930s. Following his death, his son Thorstein B. Skarning kept the orchestra going into the 1950s, promoting it as "the only Norske band in the United States featuring old style mixed music." ARTICLE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorstein_Skarning PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information —...
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Jul 16, 2015
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Ted Johnson (b. 1903) was a Swedish-American violinist, who led a popular Scandinavian dance band in the Twin Cities during the 1930s and 1940s. A onetime member of Olle i Skratthult’s company, he appeared in the memorable 1926 photo of Olle’s Hobo Orchestra. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Johnson_(bandleader) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorstein_Skarning https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Peterson BIBLIOGRAPHY "Scandinavian Songbook", arrangements by Carl J....
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Jul 16, 2015
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Theodor Larsson (1880-1937) was a Swedish songwriter and performer. As a bondkomiker (rustic comedian), his professional name was Skånska Lasse (Skåning Lasse). In America his songs were recorded by Ragnar Hasselgren, Lydia Hedberg, Bert Leman, Hjalmar Peterson and Charles G. Widdén. There is one song above all others for which Larsson is remembered, "Bonnjazz" (Country dance), which he recorded in 1924. The song, one of the best-known works in Swedish popular music, has gone by...
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Jul 16, 2015
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Kalle Nämdeman (1883-1945) was the stage name of Karl Gustafsson, a Swedish songwriter, performer and recording artist. In America his humorous songs were recorded by Hjalmar Peterson, who also published them in his songbooks. The most popular of these was "Flickan på Bellmansro" (The Girl at Bellmansro), a story of unrequited love in Stockholm's Djurgården park. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalle_Nämdeman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Peterson PLAYLIST — See...
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Jul 2, 2015
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Harmony Music was a Scandinavian-American record label, whose owner was John Lindberg. The company was based in Oakland, California and operated from the 1940s through the 1970s. The Harmony catalog included a wide range of music: sacred, classical, folk, popular, instrumental and comedy. Vocal numbers were sung in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish and English.  This page has thirty-two Harmony recordings of sacred, vocal and instrumental music. The Swedish gospel singer Lapp-Lisa released...
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Jul 1, 2015
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Anna-Lisa Öst (1889-1974) was a Swedish gospel singer and recording artist, who was popular with both Swedish and Swedish-American audiences in the 1940s and 1950s. She performed in folk costume and was known as "Lapp-Lisa", a name reflecting the Sami heritage of her home district. Six of her recordings were released by the Harmony Music label of Berkeley, Calfornia: "Barnatro", "Då Mötte Mig Jesus", "Härliga Golgata", "Min Mors Sånger",...
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Jun 10, 2015
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Wonderland was an amusement park that operated in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis from 1905 through 1911. The ten-acre site was located between Lake Street and 32nd Street and 31st and 33rd Avenues. A 120-foot tower, lit by thousands of electric lights, was Wonderland's focal point and could be seen from a distance of five miles. Among the other attractions were a scenic railway, old mill, carousel, house of nonsense and "shoot the chutes" water ride. After the park's...
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Topics: 78rpm, Amusement parks, Great American Songbook, Tin Pan Alley, John Philip Sousa
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May 17, 2015
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PLAYLIST Tracks 01-47: various artists
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May 9, 2015
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Helfrid Lambert (1869-1954) was a Swedish actress, singer and composer. She debuted at the Swedish Royal Opera in 1886 as the heroine Anna in the musical drama "Värmlänningarna" (The People Of Värmland). She also appeared in Emil Norlander's 1899 revue "Den stora strejken" (The great strike) and was one of the leading forces in Stockholm's turn-of-century musical theatre. Her musical settings of Gustaf Fröding and Hjalmar Wallander were recorded in both Sweden and the...
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Apr 4, 2015
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PLAYLIST Tracks 01-08: Sjung, Svenska Folk! (Sing, Swedish People!) Tracks 09-16: Svenska skillingtryck och kupletter (Swedish broadside ballads and comic numbers)
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Apr 3, 2015
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Swan J. Turnblad (1860 - 1933) was the longtime publisher of Svenska Amerikanska Posten, a Swedish-language newspaper based in Minneapolis. He also established the American Swedish Institute, whose complex includes his former residence, as a place to preserve Swedish customs and culture. In 1906 Turnblad published "Sjung, Svenska Folk!" (Sing, Swedish People!), a collection of songs by Swedish poets and composers. Many of these songs were recorded by such Swedish-American artists as...
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Mar 28, 2015
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Scandinavian-American songs from the repertoires of Gustav Fonandern, Ragnar Hasselgren, Ernest Iverson (Slim Jim), Lapp-Lisa, Joel Mossberg, Hjalmar Peterson (Olle i Skratthult), Thorstein Skarning and Charles G. Widdén. In Sweden and Norway these works remained popular into the 1940s and 1950s and were recorded by contemporary artists. ARTICLES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Fonandern http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Hasselgren http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Norwegian songs, Swedish songs, Hjalmar Peterson, Charles G. Widden
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Mar 8, 2015
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The songs on this page are Swedish broadside ballads (skillingtryck) or of a similar nature. They have also appeared in books and on records in both Sweden and America. A number of them were recorded by the Swedish-American artists Ragnar Hasselgren, Gustaf Holmquist, Oscar Lundberg, Joel Mossberg, Hjalmar Peterson and Charles G. Widdén. Broadside ballads were introduced to Sweden in the 16th century and survived there until the 1930s. The music was never printed, but there were instructions...
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Feb 21, 2015
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Lars Bondeson (1865-1908) was a Swedish singer, storyteller, lyricist and music publisher. One of the founders of "bondkomik" (rustic humor), his songbooks were an important resource for entertainers in both Sweden and America. Twelve of the songs on this page were recorded in America by Gustav Fonandern, Joel Mossberg, Hjalmar Peterson and Charles G. Widdén. Three others were published in American editions of "Lars Bondesons Varieté-kupletter och visor" (Lars Bondeson's...
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Feb 15, 2015
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Anders L. Löfström was a Swedish-born businessman, who published "Dalkullan Sångbok" in Chicago from 1903 through 1931. The songs included popular waltzes by Göran Svenning and David Hellström, comic numbers by Emil Norlander, broadside ballads, folk songs and art songs from a variety of sources. Joel Mossberg, Hjalmar Peterson, Charles G. Widdén and many other Swedish-Americans artists performed the songs in these volumes. For nearly three decades Löfström published numerous...
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Jan 18, 2015
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Gustaf Holmquist, Oscar Lundberg, Aage Wang-Holm and Lydia Lindberg were classically trained singers who recorded for the Victor label in the 1910s and 1920s. Their releases included several selections from the 1909 publication "Songs Of Sweden". GUSTAF HOLMQUIST ARTICLES http://flps.newberry.org/article/5423404_2_1299 http://flps.newberry.org/article/5423404_5_0535 PLAYLIST Tracks 01-10: Gustaf Holmquist Tracks 11-16: Oscar Lundberg Tracks 17-25: Aage Wang-Holm Tracks 26-31: Lydia...
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Jan 1, 2015
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Räggler Å Paschaser (Tall Tales And Adventures) is a two-volume collection of verse and prose originally published by Karlstads-Tidning. Written in Värmland dialect by a then-unknown Gustaf Fröding, several of these pieces were in the repertoires of Charles G. Widdén and Hjalmar Peterson. Charles G. Widdén was a Swedish-born singer and comedian, who regularly performed in Worcester, Massachusetts and New York City during the years 1900 - 1920. Hjalmar Peterson was a singer and comedian...
Topics: 78rpm, comic singers, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Hjalmar Peterson,...
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Oct 6, 2014
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Allan Edholm was a Scandinavian-American performer, whose stage name was "Olle i Gråthult" (Olle from Crying Town). His 1920 songbook was issued by the Scandia Publishing Company of Minneapolis. The anthology included songs from the repertoires of Joel Mossberg, Hjalmar Peterson, Charles G. Widdén and Carsten Woll as well as those from the Swedish and Norwegian choral tradition. In 1922 and 1923 Edholm released six tracks on the Columbia label. In 2016 the Minnesota Historical...
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Sep 24, 2014
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Florence Bodinoff was a Danish opera singer, who was active in the United States during the years 1916-1921. Besides her concert appearances, she released two songs on Edison Records and three songs on Victor Records. In 1918 she made an extensive tour of the Midwest and Canada while performing on the Chautauqua circuit. Inga Orner (1876-1963) was a Norwegian opera singer, who was active in the United States during the years 1900-1917. Between 1914 and 1917 she released twenty songs on the...
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Cratediggers
Aug 23, 2014
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Vernon Dalhart (1883-1948) was a popular American singer in the early decades of the 20th century and a major influence in the field of country music. Frank Luther (1899-1980) was an American country music singer, dance band vocalist, playwright, songwriter and pianist. Carson Robison (1890-1957) was an American country music singer and songwriter. A multi-talented instrumentalist, he not only played guitar, piano and harmonica but was a virtuoso whistler. During the 1920s he was a session...
Topics: American songs, Dalhart, Luther and Robison
Cratediggers
Jul 16, 2014
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Carson Robison (1890-1957) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Although his impact is generally forgotten today, he played a major role in promoting country music in its early years through numerous recordings and radio appearances. In 1924 he accompanied Vernon Dalhart on the landmark recording of "Wreck Of The Old 97" b/w "The Prisoner's Song", widely regarded as country music's first million-seller. He recorded with Vernon Dalhart from 1924 through 1928...
Topics: American songs, Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra, Iverson Brothers, Dalhart, Luther and Robison, Snoose...
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May 6, 2014
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Scandinavian-American artists, who sang in Swedish and Norwegian, also performed American songs. Hjalmar Peterson and Charles G. Widdén sang them in Swedish translation. The Olson Sisters and Iverson Brothers sang them in English and Norwegian. The Swedish-American evangelist J. A. Hultman had Swedish versions of American hymns in his repertoire. The Swedish-born Joe Hill and Finnish-American T-Bone Slim wrote labor songs that borrowed the melodies of well-known American hymns and songs. Many...
Topics: 78rpm, American songs, Iverson Brothers, Olson Sisters, Snoose Boulevard, Song translations
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Apr 18, 2014
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August Svensson (1871-1937) was a Swedish baritone, operetta singer and recording artist. He made his debut in 1893 and from 1900 onwards worked primarily in Albert Ranft's theatrical empire. Svensson was Sweden's first major recording artist. His powerful voice and clear diction were well suited to the era of acoustic recording. He made dozens of recordings in different genres, including songs by Gunnar Wennerberg, Jödde i Göljaryd, Lars Bondeson and Emil Norlander. A portion of his...
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Mar 24, 2014
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Elis Olson-Ellis (1879-1956) was a Swedish actor, director, lyricist, composer and singer. Other versions of his name were Elis Ellis and Elis Olson. He toured the United States during the 1911-1912 season and performed in plays and concerts in Chicago; Rockford, IL; Minneapolis and Duluth. On the East Coast he recorded sixteen songs for Victor Records. His discography drew upon lyricists, who also contributed to the repertoires of Gustav Fonandern, Joel Mossberg, Hjalmar Peterson and Charles...
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Jan 25, 2014
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The Eleonora Olson Concert Company performed in Butte, Montana on the evening of March 29, 1911. The event took place in the auditorium of the Butte Free Public Library. On stage were the Olson Sisters and their accompanist Alice R. Walden. The studio recordings in this collection are a recreation of the program: solos, duets, instrumentals and spoken word. All of the musical numbers are represented except for the unspecified folk songs. The impersonations by Ethel Olson have been replaced by...
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Jan 1, 2014
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Poems, songs and stories from the Nordic countries. This anthology is in the spirit of Swedish and American Christmas annuals of the past — both secular and religious. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Christian_Andersen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bauer_(illustrator) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Engström https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma_Lagerlöf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Rydberg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Söderberg...
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Dec 17, 2013
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During the 1970s there was a renewed interest in Scandinavian-American music and culture. Entertainers such as Ted Johnson, Hjalmar Peterson and Charles G. Widdén were rediscovered, and songs from their repertoires appeared on new recordings by contemporary artists. Old-time music and humor were brought to life at ethnic celebrations in Minneapolis; Decorah, Iowa and elsewhere. The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, also known as the West Bank, was for many years a colorful community...
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Dec 2, 2013
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Harry Stewart (1908-1956) was an American comedian and singer, who often performed as Yogi Yorgesson, a comically exaggerated Swede. He wrote dozens of songs, which he recorded in a variety of guises: Scandinavian, German, Japanese, Mexican, country bumpkin and milquetoast. ARTICLE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Stewart HARRY STEWART RECORDINGS Tracks 01-30 SONGS WRITTEN BY HARRY STEWART...
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Nov 28, 2013
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The Baltic Exhibition was held in Malmö, Sweden from May 15, 1914 through October 4, 1914. The event showcased the industry, art and culture of Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Russia — the four countries then bordering the Baltic Sea. For the occasion many of Malmö's parks were renovated and a large new park, Pildammsparken, was created. The Swedish architect Ferdinand Boberg designed several of the buildings constructed for the Exhibition. Although most were removed soon afterwards, a few...
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Nov 16, 2013
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Wallin’s Svenska Records was a Chicago-based label, whose owner, Gustaf Wallin, was a native of Sweden. Between 1923 and 1925 it released songs, hymns and instrumentals by Henry Corsell, Gustav Fonandern, Hjalmar Peterson, Knut Öhrström and other Scandinavian artists. MUSIC FROM THE WALLIN CATALOG — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — Tracks 01-02: released on the Wallin label Tracks 06-07: released on the Wallin label   Tracks 29-29: released on the Wallin label Tracks...
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Nov 6, 2013
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August Werner (1893-1980) was a Norwegian-born singer, who recorded for Victor during the 1920s. A talented painter and sculptor, his statue of Leif Ericson was unveiled in Seattle in 1962. PLAYLIST Tracks 01-12: August Werner Tracks 13-21: cover versions of Werner recordings Tracks 22-25 bonus tracks ALTERNATE TITLES Frøken Giv Mig Himlens Nummer (Hello Central Give Me Heaven) Sang Til Juletraeet (Du Grønne Glitrende Tre) Julsang (Julenat) NOTES August Werner recorded "Sang Til...
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Sep 26, 2013
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Hymns from the 20th Century that were popular on both sides of the Atlantic, where they were performed in English, Swedish and Norwegian. Much of the playlist is drawn from the repertoires of J. A. Hultman, Ernest and Clarence Iverson, Lapp-Lisa, Joel Mossberg, The Northlanders, Eleonora and Ethel Olson and Hjalmar Peterson. The Northlanders were a Swedish gospel group, consisting of Lennart Sandberg on lute and Åke Forsberg on accordion. During the 1950s they made several visits to the San...
Topics: 78rpm, Scandinavian songs, Snoose Boulevard, Song translations, Svenska psalmer, Transatlantic songs
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Sep 14, 2013
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Songs from the early 20th Century that were popular on both sides of the Atlantic, where they were performed in English, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish. In America they were sung by Scandinavian-American entertainers and visiting artists from the Nordic countries. The selections are drawn from the repertoires of Fred Carlsten, Gustav Fonandern, Ragnar Hasselgren, Ernest and Clarence Iverson, Ted Johnson, Lapp-Lisa, Bert Leman, Olga Lindgren, Eleonora and Ethel Olson, Hjalmar Peterson, Calle...
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Sep 12, 2013
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THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK Classic songs from the 1930s. The Day of the Locust is a 1939 novel by Nathanael West that was set in Hollywood during the Great Depression. A film adaptation of the book was released in 1975. Tracks 01-13: Songs from The Day of the Locust soundtrack Tracks 14-15: Songs from 1939 HIt Parade
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Sep 7, 2013
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Henrik Wergeland (1808-1845) was a romantic poet, who was an advocate for democracy and a defender of freedom of faith and expression. Few other Norwegians have contributed so much to the amendment of the Norwegian constitution with respect to opening the country's borders to Jews, and throughout his life he held an uncompromising focus on compassion and tolerance. "Juleaften" (Christmas Eve) was one of many poems that Wergeland wrote in support of diversity and inclusiveness. His...
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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Aug 25, 2013
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Ruth Etting (1897-1978) was an American singing star and actress of the 1920s and 1930s, who had over 60 hit recordings and worked in stage, radio, and film. She was known as "America's Sweetheart of Song". Annette Hanshaw (1901-1985) was an American Jazz Age singer, who was called "The Personality Girl". Her trademark was saying "That's all" in a cheery voice at the end of many of her records. Marion Harris (1896-1944) was an American popular singer, most...
Topics: 78rpm, American Popular Music, Great American Songbook
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Aug 13, 2013
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THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK Classic songs written by Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown, Ray Henderson and others. PARTIAL SONGWRITING CREDITS Tracks 01-04: Buddy DeSylva Tracks 05-08: Ray Henderson Tracks 09-22: Buddy DeSylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson Tracks 21-22: Songs from the 1930 film "Just Imagine" Tracks 23-28: Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh Tracks 29-29: Ann Ronell Tracks 30-45: Songs from the 1974 film adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" Tracks 46-51: Songs from the 2013...
Topics: 78rpm, American Popular Music, Great American Songbook
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Jul 24, 2013
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Comic song from the early 1900s. A SWEDE FROM NORTH DAKOTA Text: traditional Melody: Reuben & Rachel DAKOTA LAND Text: author unknown Melody: Beulah Land NOTES The recording of “Dakota Land” is followed by two verses of “A Swede from North Dakota”. The final number, "Swanson, Swenson and Jenson", is similar in theme to “A Swede from North Dakota” and may have been influenced by the earlier song. Some versions of “Swede” make reference to Seven Corners, which is at...
Topics: Snoose Boulevard, 78rpm, Scandinavian humor
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Jul 6, 2013
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Scandinavian instrumentals by the Nordic Rhythm Boys, Plehal Brothers, Svensson & Co., Eric Olzen Quartet and others. Tracks 01-44 various artists Tracks 01-04 The Nordic Rhythm Boys Tracks 05-09 The Plehal Brothers Tracks 15-18 Svensson & Co. Tracks 25-28 Eric Olzen Quartet
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Jun 6, 2013
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In a rare departure from musical comedy, Emil Norlander penned the lyrics to Fredssång (Peace Song), which begins with the lines: "Varför skola mänskor strida, varför skall det flyta blod." (Why should people fight, why should blood flow.) This pacifist anthem, written at the time of the First World War, has been recorded numerous times and published in a variety of songbooks. In 1916 Joel Mossberg recorded two Socialist songs for Columbia Records. The first one, "Arbetets...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Swedish songs, Joe Hill songs, labor movement
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May 27, 2013
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SONGS OF SWEDEN 87 folk and popular songs English translations by Henry Grafton Chapman PLAYLIST Tracks 01-42 various artists Tracks 01-40 Songs Of Sweden Tracks 01-38 Swedish Tracks 39-41 English Tracks 42-42 instrumental ALTERNATE TITLES Fågelns visa (The bird's song) När jag blef sjutton år (When I was seventeen) NOTES With one exception, all of the songs appeared in "Songs of Sweden". The "Swedish Nightingale" Jenny Lind (1820-1887) toured the United States from 1850...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Song translations, Swedish songs, Swedish songbooks
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May 10, 2013
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Hymns that were popular among Swedes and Swedish-Americans in the early 20th century. ARTICLES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lina_Sandell http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Ahnfelt http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Olof_Rosenius http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nils_Frykman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Alfred_Hultman http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fanny_Crosby IMAGES 07-08 Nils Frykman's obituary PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — Tracks 01-31 various artists...
Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Svenska psalmer, Swedish songs
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